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Oregon will make compost of roadkill
Seattle Times ^
Posted on 09/14/2008 10:44:56 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
HEPPNER, Ore. Roadkill: It isn't just for dinner anymore.
A new roadkill compost center near Heppner will ensure that many deer, cattle and other animals killed along Eastern Oregon highways won't simply decompose in a ditch.
Instead, they will become productive compost.
The Morrow County Planning Commission has approved a permit for a roadkill composting facility.
Officials say roadside carcasses are becoming a larger problem as Oregon's population grows, and that roadkill attracts scavengers such as coyotes, which bother farmers and boost the likelihood of more roadkill.
Tom Strandberg, the regional spokesman for Oregon Department of Transportation, said the facility would resemble one in Washington near Goldendale, Klickitat County. Across the country, officials are re-examining the way they dispose of roadkill, he said.
Local roadkill would be taken to one of four bins surrounded by a concrete berm to keep scavengers out. A layer of soil and wood chips would cover the bottom of the bins. The carcasses would be deposited and covered with finished compost and more bulk vegetable matter.
The whole process should take about three months.
Washington plans to use its compost as roadside ground cover where native vegetation is being planted. But hundreds of cubic yards of material placed into the Goldendale bins last year created only 50 cubic yards of compost.
Morrow County officials are looking into the best use for their own product.
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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Oregon; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: animalrights; environment; roadkill; transportation
Roadkill: It isn't just for dinner anymore.
posted on 09/14/2008 10:44:56 AM PDT
posted on 09/14/2008 10:50:52 AM PDT
(Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
Roadkill? Coyotes? Kinda brings this to mind:
posted on 09/14/2008 10:50:55 AM PDT
(The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
posted on 09/14/2008 10:51:04 AM PDT
(Follow the dots: Davis, Ayers, Dohrn, Malley, Soros
use a RED crayon.)
Can you just imagine the stench of that place?
A “Layer” of vegetable matter is not going to contain the smell of a rotting cow or deer.
Good luck with that, Oregon. :)
What about victims of a hit and run?
posted on 09/14/2008 11:01:27 AM PDT
("Common sense and common decency are uncommon virtues among America's left.")
posted on 09/14/2008 11:05:46 AM PDT
Oh, this article is about REAL roadkill. I thought it might be about Obama and the fact that Oregon is now in the “leans” category for Barry.
posted on 09/14/2008 11:14:41 AM PDT
(Yo Barry, IF FOR 20 YEARS YOU STAY IN THE PEW, IT'S BECAUSE YOU SHARE THE VIEW!!!!!)
It would make just as much sense to do this with dead people instead of burying them.
posted on 09/14/2008 11:16:31 AM PDT
"But I'm not dead yet. I'm feeling better."
posted on 09/14/2008 11:22:14 AM PDT
(Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
Roadkilled armadillo has been been served for years at fine redneck restaurants everywhere.
You'll find it listed on the menu as Possum on Half Shell
posted on 09/14/2008 11:30:17 AM PDT
(Crime wouldn't pay if the government ran it)
Can you just imagine the stench of that place? A Layer of vegetable matter is not going to contain the smell of a rotting cow or deer.
I always thought that you made compost out of vegetative matter.
Natural decomposition isn’t green enough?
Things like this just make me proud to be an Oregonian.
posted on 09/14/2008 12:35:27 PM PDT
(Strength and Honor)
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